WorldOfBooks
Free Delivery In the UK
Currency:
GBP £ GBP
Small Island: Winner of the 'best of the best' Orange Prize By Andrea Levy

Small Island: Winner of the 'best of the best' Orange Prize
by Andrea Levy

The multi-award-winning, million copy bestseller... 'the literary equivalent of a switch-back ride' - Sunday Times
We have 23 items

Add to Wishlist

Small Island: Winner of the 'best of the best' Orange Prize Summary


Small Island by bestselling author Andrea Levy won the Orange Prize for Fiction, as well as the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Whitbread. It is possibly the definitive fictional account of the experiences of the Empire Windrush generation. Now a major BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Naomie Harris, its enduring appeal will captivate fans of Maya Angelou and Zadie Smith. 'A great read... honest, skilful, thoughtful and important' - Guardian It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh's neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but Queenie doesn't know when her husband will return, or if he will come back at all. What else can she do? Gilbert Joseph was one of the several thousand Jamaican men who joined the RAF to fight against Hitler. Returning to England as a civilian he finds himself treated very differently. It's desperation that makes him remember a wartime friendship with Queenie and knock at her door. Gilbert's wife Hortense, too, had longed to leave Jamaica and start a better life in England. But when she joins him she is shocked to find London shabby, decrepit, and far from the golden city of her dreams. Even Gilbert is not the man she thought he was...

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the UK
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

Sku
GOR000369319
Title
Small Island: Winner of the 'best of the best' Orange Prize
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Headline Publishing Group
Year published
Number of pages
560
ISBN 10
075530750X
ISBN 13
9780755307500
Prizes
Winner of Orange Prize for Fiction 2004 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 2004 Runner-up for Reading Group Book of the Year 2007 Short-listed for Orange Youth Panel Prize 2010
Cover note
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.